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100 Words: Roderik Henderson On Waiting

by Roderik Henderson
Jul 26, 2010

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I lived in a car for a while in the desert. And in Canada, I lived in a hut in the wilderness of British Columbia with my family, far away from just about everything. To get to town in the winter, we had to drive 3 hours one way through blizzards... just to get groceries. That's when I started to photograph other people in cars. The waiting as an inactivity interests me — being trapped in this vacuum somewhere between departure and destination. Not much to do, except waiting for time to pass.

Roderik Henderson is a photographer and filmmaker who has spent much of his career living and traveling in remote areas of the American Southwest and British Columbia, Canada. His series "Transvoid" recently won 1st prize in the World Press Photo contest. You can see more on his website.

"100 Words" is a series in which photographers describe their work—in their words. What makes them tick? What makes a great photo? Film or digital? Positive or negative? Find out here. Curated by Graham Letorney

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